It’s just cosmetic though, c’mon Bentley.

Black cars have always been the cooler option. Partly because there is something sinister about a black muscle car like a Dodge Challenger. Even draping black on something as cutesy as a FIAT 500 makes it look that much better.

This package is way more popular than you would think.

Bentley releases the ’Blackline’ package for the Continental Mulliner.

However, Black has especially always worked on luxury cars. This would explain why Bentley has just released the new “Mulliner Blackline” package to the Continental GT Mulliner and Continental GT Mulliner Convertible to cash in on the murdered-out Luxo-barge craze.

It actually is a craze, as 38% of all Continental orders are optioned with the “Blackline package.” Just imagine how much money Bentley will make now that this package is on the most expensive Continental. Technically, the Blackline package is now available on every single Bentley currently on sale.

So, what is it exactly?

The Blackline package does not alter the interior or powertrain.

Essentially, it turns the trim pieces black, most of them anyway. The mirror caps that used to be silver are now Beluga Black (Why did they name a shade of black after an entirely white whale?), and the grilles at the bottom of the front bumper are black now, as are the “matrix wing vents” as well.

Also included are black-painted 22-inch wheels with self-leveling center caps for the logo, just like a Rolls Royce. The radiator grille is black as well, but the bezel that goes around the grille is chrome. The classic “winged-B” logo remains chrome also.

38% of all Continentals are ordered with the Blackline package.

On the inside, the Blackline does not change a thing, which is probably a plus because the “normal” Mulliner interior was already so outstanding it was second only to Rolls Royce. Changing it would more than likely have just made it worse. So, expect the usual diamond-quilting pattern on the seats, doors, and rear quarter panels made of either contrast stitching, accent stitching, or with enough money, probably both. By the way, there are just shy of 400,000 stitches in a Mulliner interior, that is 712 stitches per diamond.

The difference between this Blackline and the lesser Blackline is the Mulliner has chrome around the grille and a chrome “winged-B.”

The Blackline does not alter the performance or drivetrain either. That leaves the standard 4-liter twin-turbo V-8 capable of 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, or a 6.0-liter, twin-turbo, W-12, which can churn out 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Both engines send their power to the wheels through an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic and an all-wheel-drive system.

Source: Bentley.com

TECH NEWS RELATED

Tow in Style with the Bentley Bentayga

Photo: Bentley If you are looking for a luxurious vehicle to tow your caravan, boat or trailer filled with expensive things, you can get one of the many SUVs sold by Mercedes-Benz, Audi or BMW. If you need to tow something heavier, there is always the Ford F-150 Platinum ...

View more: Tow in Style with the Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Flying Spur W12 S: Four Doors and 325 km/h

Photo: Bentley In the Bentley lineup, the Flying Spur is a middle ground between the sporty Continental GT and the luxurious Mulsanne. It is comfortable enough so the owner might want to ride at the back and enjoy the drive, but it is also engaging enough when he wants ...

View more: Bentley Flying Spur W12 S: Four Doors and 325 km/h

2018 Bentley Continental GT Revealed

Photo: Bentley Motors The Continental GT, introduced back in 2003, was the first car developed by the English brand after being purchase by the Volkswagen Group. It allowed the brand to reach new heights in terms of sales and profitability. The second generation appeared for the 2011 model year, ...

View more: 2018 Bentley Continental GT Revealed

2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Revealed

Photo: Bentley Motors The luxury brand from Gaydon has just released details on the Bentayga plug-in hybrid, which was swirling around in the rumour mill for quite some time. It will be equipped with a turbocharged, 3.0-litre V6 engine with an electric motor, the latter also acting as a ...

View more: 2019 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Revealed

2019 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner: a Tribute to Walter Owen

Photo: Bentley Motors In 2019, Bentley will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and to underline this important milestone, the British brand will build a very special version of its lavish Mulsanne sedan. In his quest to build the most luxurious car on the planet, Walter Owen Bentley, with the help ...

View more: 2019 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner: a Tribute to Walter Owen

The Most Incredible Bentley You Will Ever See

Photo: YouTube Bentley is famous for building world-class luxury cars and offering a seemingly infinite number of customization options, but never anything that comes even remotely close to this. The tuning specialists from the popular Russian YouTube channel AcademeG have taken a Bentley Continental GT coupe and removed the ...

View more: The Most Incredible Bentley You Will Ever See

Behold the All-new Bentley Flying Spur

Photo: Bentley The redesigned, third-generation Bentley Flying Spur was presented today and if you’re a fan of world-class luxury sports sedans, you should definitely pay attention to this. This car, of course, is still designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, England, but it now rides on a whole new ...

View more: Behold the All-new Bentley Flying Spur

Even 100-year-old Bentley is Planning a Full EV

Photo: Bentley Bentley, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has a glorious tradition of producing world-class luxury automobiles with big, powerful combustion engines, including the storied 6.75-litre V8 and the new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12. However, the company is fully aware that the future will be electric and ...

View more: Even 100-year-old Bentley is Planning a Full EV

Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept Shows the Brand’s High-tech Future

2019 Bentley Flying Spur Makes Canadian Debut in Montreal

Bentley vs. Alpine: Which of These Winter Rides is Your Favourite?

2021 Bentley Bentayga Updated to Meet Customers’ Needs

W12 King Bentley to Become EV-only Car Brand by 2030

2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed Gains Muscle, Fancy Tech

2022 Bentley Bentayga S is Sportier and Louder

Bentley Flying Spur Shows Greener Side With PHEV Model

Bentley Motors blends tech and coachbuilding in the 2022 Continental GT Speed

1955 Bentley S1 Continental

Bentley Bentayga S Unveiled With Exterior & Interior Upgrades

Bentley Unveils The All-New Continental GT Speed Convertible With A Whopping 650HP!

OTHER TECH NEWS

;